La Mer (the sea) 2012
Carob wood, oil finish
8.5"h x 8"dia.
About the wood:
Carob, a tree from the Mediterranean region, is an exotic
species introduced into Arizona as a landscape tree.  The wood
generally is not available commercially and can only be
obtained when a tree is removed.  The wood is very heavy, hard
and very colorful. The artist uses only salvaged wood from
discarded trees destined to the landfill or firewood lots.
Turned, Carved and Pierced.
A collection of work
inspired by ocean waves and
reflected light patterns
The Gallery of J. Paul Fennell Woodturning Art
Private Collection